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Homemade tartar sauce with fresh dill in small white bowl next to whisk.
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Dill Tartar Sauce with Pickles

This is the best easy homemade Dill Tartar Sauce recipe! Made from scratch with mayo, fresh herbs, kosher dill pickles, and lemon juice.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: tartar sauce, homemade tartar sauce, scratch made tartar sauce, how to make tartar sauce
Servings: 10
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Christine Rooney



  • Finely chop 4-5 baby kosher dill pickles (small to medium size). This should yield ½-3/4 cup chopped pickles.
  • Mince 1 Tbsp. fresh dill.
  • Combine a heaping ½ cup of mayo, 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 2 tsp. pickle juice, ¼ tsp. garlic powder, ½ tsp. sugar, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir to completely combine with a fork or small whisk
  • Add the chopped pickles and minced dill to the bowl. Fold the pickles and dill into the dressing and stir until completely combined. Serve immediately.



This tartar sauce is a bit 'thinner' than normal. If you like a thicker sauce simply add more mayo and less lemon juice.
Additional chopped pickles can be added for a chunkier consistency.
Feel free to use sweet pickles or add more sugar for a sweeter flavor.
Onion powder can be substituted for garlic powder.


Calories: 52kcal